This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for craziness

  1. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely

      1. (Psychiatry) A disorder of the mind affecting perception, memory, and judgment, characterized by reduced ability to remember, control muscular movements, recognize familiar objects and sounds, etc.
      2. (Obs.) Insanity; madness
      3. Deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
      1. The property of being deranged.
      2. An act or instance of deranging.
      3. (Mathematics) A permutation of a set such that no element is in its previous position.
      1. A disturbing or being disturbed
      2. A variation in normal wind conditions.
      3. The condition of being disturbed:
      1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      2. Insanity; madness
      1. Incapacity because of a mental disorder to participate adequately as a defendant in criminal proceedings or to understand the imposition of a criminal punishment, particularly the death penalty.
      2. (Law) Any form or degree of mental derangement or unsoundness of mind, permanent or temporary, that makes a person incapable of what is regarded legally as normal, rational conduct or judgment
      3. Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
      1. Great or wild foolishness:
      2. (--- Archaic) Intermittent mental derangement attributed to the changing phases of the moon.
      3. (--- Obs.) Intermittent insanity, formerly supposed to change in intensity with the phases of the moon
      1. Enthusiasm; excitement:
      2. The condition of being mentally deranged.
      3. Dementia; insanity; lunacy
      1. (Countable) A mental disorder.
      2. Any of various disorders characterized by impairment of an individual's thoughts, emotions, or social functioning, including schizophrenia and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.
      3. (Uncountable) The property of being mentally ill; mental disorders taken as a whole.
      1. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.
      2. Mental disorder, especially antisocial personality disorder.
      3. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
      1. The condition of being unbalanced; imbalance
      1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
      2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
      3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
      1. A deviation from what is considered proper or normal.
      2. (Astron.) A small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
      3. An imperfect image caused by a physical defect in an optical element, as in a lens.
      1. (Law) The act of transferring property or title to it to another.
      2. Emotional isolation or dissociation.
      3. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement:
    See also:


  2. Foolish behavior

    See also: